Thursday, December 20, 2012

Guerlain Liu for Holiday 2012 Collection Review, Photos, Swatches + Tutorial Video Details


Let's begin with some beautiful photos of Guerlain's Liu Holiday 2012 Collection.. the showstopping black lacquer and luxurious gold detailing, what is not to love? The Orient inspired theme here was thoughtfully executed. No overkill, no frills. All you are left with is beautiful, price tag worthy Holiday options. And yes, this is my favorite Guerlain collection in recent memory. Both eyeshadow palettes are top notch in terms of pigmentation, texture, and lasting power. The red lipsticks included in the Liu Calligraphy palette are remarkably moisturizing, considering the slightly waxier consistency (in comparison to the Rouge G formula). Please refer to the video below for all other details!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Fitness Haul for Yoga/Gym Video Details + Exercise Tips/Progress Update


As requested by all my lululemon fanatics, I bring to you a Yoga/Gym clothing haul! All the information you need to know is listed down below. If you have any new lululemon favorites, feel share them with me on my YouTube channel! xoxo


Clothing Shown/Reviewed:
Electric Yoga Bolt Tank in Size XS
American Apparel Performance Sportswear Leggings in Size XS
lululemon Power Y in Love Red in Size 2
lululemon First Base Tank in Raspberry Glo/Black Swan in Size 4
lululemon Run for Your Life Crop in Alberta Lake/Black in Size 4

Makeup Worn:
Tom Ford Brow Sculptor in Espresso
YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation in B40
Benefit Hello Flawless Powder Foundation in Honey
Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Park Ave Princess
Guerlain Liu Calligraphy Lip & Eye Palette for Holiday 2012 [Review + Tutorial coming soon!]
Ardell Wisipies False Lashes & Lancome Hypnose Drama WP
Guerlain Rouge Automatique Lipstick for Holiday 2012 in Lou Ling

Nails:
Guerlain Lou Ling for Holiday 2012

Tank:
lululemon Power Y in Love Red

Hair:
Natural (no product), Air Dryed

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Curing My Dry Winter Skin/Updated Skin Care + GIVEAWAY Video Details



Hello, everyone! I hope everyone has been enjoying the holidays, so much Christmas cheer! Today I am going to share with you my new skin care regimen, ideal for those with dry skin. And remember, many of those with "oily" skin have what is actually dehydrated skin.. stop using all those harsh oil-stripping products and give your skin the hydration and care it deserves! I would recommend starting with a great night time moisturizer like the Purely Bright and use a hydrating mist like the Rosewater in the mornings if you have oily skin. If you have dry skin, you can go ahead and use the Rose Moisture Cleanser, Mist, and Cream every morning to combat dryness. This stuff really works! And no, I am not paid to say that ;) Great product at a reasonable price.. what's not to love? Best of luck to all with the giveaway!


Products Reviewed:
Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Foaming Cleanser
Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Moisturizing Cream
Jurlique Rose Hand Cream
Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist
Bioderma Sensibio H20 Cleansing Water
Jurlique Purely Bright Night Moisturizer
Jurlique Rose Body Oil

Holiday Gifts Set for Giveaway [Guidelines are posted at the end of the video!]:
Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Essentials, $70
Jurlique Hydrating Essentials, OOS :( Win it through the giveaway!
    *Remember, the giveaway is open internationally!


Make-up Worn in Video:
Tom Ford Brow Sculptor in Espresso 04
YSL Teint Touche Eclat Foundation in B40
Benefit Hello Flawless Powder Foundation in Honey
Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess
Benefit Most Glamorous Nudes Ever.. Eyeshadow Palette
Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Black Ink
Lancome Hypnose Drama WP Mascara
Ardell Wisipies False Eyelashes
Chanel Glossimer in Sweet Beige

Cardigan:
OLD from Banana Republic

Beanie:
NEW from Adidas store

Nails:
Guerlain Lou Ling

Lenses:
Clear prescription only [I stopped wearing circle lenses]

Sunday, December 2, 2012

November Favorites 2012 - Nails, BB Cream/Face, Body, Gym ♡ [Hits & Misses] Video Details


Hello, everyone! I have been quite preoccupied with my new fitness routine and lifestyle, but I am pleased to say it is nice to be back to making a beauty video. I could not help but include a few work out products.. just know they were requested ;) And thanks so much to all my lovely supporters over the years! I still can't believe how fast this year flew by..


Products Reviewed:

Dior Nail Polishes in Safari Beige and Red Royalty
Illasmasqua Nail Polish in Purity
Dior DiorSnow BB Cream [one color only]
Benefit Hello Flawless Powder Foundation in Honey
Hourglass Arch Brow Pencil in Dark Brunette
Tom Ford Brow Sculptor in 04 Espresso
Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Cleanser
Julique Purely Bright Night Moisturizer
Gold Bond Ultimate Restoring Body Lotion
Philosophy Love Sweet Love Firming Body Emulsion
Daily Look Bracelets {Assorted, please feel free to shop HERE]
Nike Women's Basic Lifting Gloves [purchased at a Nike Factory Store]
Under Armour Women's Lifting Gloves with Grip [purchased at Sports Chalet]
Lululemon Fast and Free Crop


Makeup Worn:
Dior DiorSnow BB Cream [One Color Only]
Benefit Hello Flawless Powder Foundation in Honey
Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Park Ave Princess
Hourglass Arch Brow Pencil in Dark Brunette
Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Curacao
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Binge [Lower Lashes]
Lancome Hypnose Drama WP Mascara in Black [NO FALSE LASHES]
Giorgio Armani Rouge D'Armani Sheer in Pink 505

Nail Polish Worn:
Deborah Lippmann Supermodel

Shirt:
Victoria's Secret PINK

Earrings:
Pearl Studs

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

COOKING TUTORIAL: Eat Clean/Burn Fat Food Regimen + Meal Prep Video Details


So here is my new eat clean [bodybuilder pre-competition style] food regimen! Again, you DO NOT want to eat like this all year round. This is just to kick start the road to my 6-pack :) It is very hard not to cheat on this kind of regimen, but you can allow yourself a couple indulgences on the weekend so long as you do extra cardio to make up for them! After the first week of adjusting to the lower carb level, my body has never felt more energetic.. and I go to the gym at LEAST four times a week. I lift heavy AND do cardio (both in the PM, as I dislike morning work outs). It might be overkill for some, but it's the best way to see results fast. Like I said, I was down to 100 pounds after two weeks..even if that was just my AM weight hehe. So now I am back on the diet to shed my Thanksgiving cheat week weight, and I will not be cheating until the end of December! Hope this video inspired you to start eating cleaner, and gave you some ideas as to where you can start :)




Meal Breakdown **This is personalized for me, 5'0 tall & 105-107 lbs at start of diet**:
Breakfast) Protein Shake with Water - one scoop of ON Platinum Chocolate with 1/2 cup Quick Oats
Meal A) 3 oz Chicken Breast with 3 oz Sweet Potatoes
Shake 2) Protein Shake with Water - one scoop of ON Platinum Chocolate
Meal B) 3 oz Chicken Breast with 3 oz Greens - asparagus, green beans, snow peas, etc.
Shake 3) Protein Shake with Water - one scoop of ON Platinum Chocolate
Dinner) 3 oz Tilapia Filets with 3 oz Greens - asparagus, green beans, snow peas, etc.


The Spices Shown in the Intro [I mix these up depending on my mood]:

Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle
Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime
Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb
Mrs. Dash Tomato Basil Garlic
McCormick Garlic Pepper Grinder


McCormick Lemon Pepper Grinder
Trader Joe's Smoked Paprika
Trader Joe's Garlic Powder
Private Selection Black Peppercorn Grinder
Morton's Lite Salt
PAM Olive Oil Cooking Spray


The Spices/Herbs/Food Cooked in the Video:
Fresh Onion
Fresh Lemon
Fresh Basil Leaves
Fresh Garlic Cloves
PAM Olive Oil Cooking Spray
Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle [frozen chicken breasts from Costco]
Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime [frozen tilapia filets from Costco]
Private Selection Black Pepper Grinder [asparagus from Ralph's]
Sweet Potatoes [from Costco]

Tools Used:
Aluminum Foil
Baking Tray and Sheet
Taylor Digital Food Scale [from Target]
Tupperware [Ziploc brand]

Hoodie:
RVCA

Nail Polish:
Dior Safari Beige

Camera Used:
Canon 7D & 50 mm 1.4 lens

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sephora VIB Sale Haul + Mini Reviews of Products


Hello, everyone! I apologize for the slight delay in posting this video. My blog was down for a bit this weekend and earlier this week because of a domain host change, so I was scrambling to make sure all was in order before I filmed any videos. Hope you enjoy this quick haul!



Makeup Haul/Reviewed Products:
Lancome Hypnose Drama WP Mascara
Becca Mineral Powder Foundation in Nude
Sunday Riley Soft Focus Pressed Powder in 125W
Dior Vernis Nail Polish in Safari Beige
Sephora Long Lasting Eyeliner High Precision Brush


Makeup Worn:
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation in B30
Becca Mineral Powder Foundation in Nude
Sunday Riley Soft Focus Pressed Powder in 125W [nose & slightly on the cheeks only]
Sephora Long Lasting Eyeliner High Precision Brush & Lancome Hypnose Drama WP Mascara
Tom Ford Cream Shadow in Platinum with Burberry Shadow in Pale Barley
Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Park Ave Princess
Chanel Glossimer in Volupte

Nails:
Dior Red Royalty


Hair:
Air Dry, Natural


Hoodie:
RVCA

Friday, November 16, 2012

Tom Ford Fall 2012 Makeup Collection Review + Tutorial Video Details


My lovely Tom Ford addicts, thanks so much for your patience as I put this video together. I will try to feature more Tom Ford in the future, as I know many of you would like to see his products in action more often. And I do realize not everyone is interested in Tom Ford Beauty, but whatever your rationale, please be considerate and try to understand that I am covering everyone's requests and preferences as best as I can. Thank you very much for supporting this channel and all my efforts!



Make-up Reviewed/Worn/Used:
Tom Ford Traceless Liquid Foundation in 05
Tom Ford Traceless Stick Foundation [Concealer] in 04
Tom Ford Brow Sculptor in 04 Espresso
Becca Mineral Powder Foundation in Nude
Becca Mineral Bronzing Powder in Duende
MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
Tom Ford Eye Color Eyeshadow Palette in 02 Emerald Lust with MAC 239 & 226, Sigma E35
Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Black Ink with MAC 231 and Velour Lash In the City False Lashes
Tom Ford Cheek Color Blush in Narcissist with Shu Uemura 20H Blush Brush
Tom Ford Lip Color Lipstick in Aphrodisiac
Chanel Glossimer in Glaze

*Shown: Tom Ford Lip Color in Flamingo

Nails:
Tom Ford Dominatrix Fall '12
Glitter - YSL Holiday '12

Ring:
Yves Saint Laurent Arty

Tank:
Lululemon

Earrings:
Forever 21

Friday, November 9, 2012

YSL Holiday '12 Northern Lights Makeup Collection + Video Details


I love the vivid colors in the YSL Holiday make-up collection and hope you will, too! Some people complain about the lack of pigmentation in designer beauty products, but you will not be able to leverage that complaint against these beautifully executed palettes from YSL this season. When wet, the shadows last ALL day while maintaining their vibrancy! Hope you enjoy the review and this fun twist on the standard smoky eye for the holidays :)

What Mr. Simmonds, the Creative Makeup Director of YSL Beaute had to say about the collection:  "During my childhood I was fascinated by the northern lights – also known as Aurora borealis – with its incredible vitality and color, which can never forget in life. You inspired me to this collection with exceptionally bright colors, laced with violet and midnight-blue hues and dotted with pearl highlights … like a grand night sky!"



Makeup Reviewed/Used in video:
Tom Ford Brow Sculptor in Espresso
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
YSL Boreal Eyeshadow Palette with MAC 239, Sigma E35, Sigma E45
YSL Shocking Effet Faux Cils Felt Tip Eyeliner Pen in Black
YSL Shocking Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara in 7
YSL Cream Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils in 7 [Gold] with Sigma Angled Liner Brush
Velour False Lashes in Lash in the City
YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation in B40
YSL Touche Eclat in 8
YSL Poudre Sur Mesure in 3
Becca Mineral Bronzer in Duende with Sigma Duo Fibre brush
YSL Blush Radiance in 7
YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick in 1
Chanel Allure Extrait de Gloss in Insouciance

*Mentioned but not Used: Pure Chromatics Eye Palette in 12

Nails:
Tom Ford Dominatrix
YSL La Laque Couture Premiere Neige Top Coat in 33


Earrings:
Betsey Johnson Pearl/Rhinestone Studs [@LBBag]


Lenses:
Clear Prescription

Monday, November 5, 2012

Chanel Holiday 2012 Makeup Review + Tutorial Video Details


Hello, everyone! This is probably the longest collection review + tutorial duo video that I have produced in ages. But there was a lot to be said, so many questions to address that I could not afford to leave out. Please note, if you did not properly hear during the review.. Notorious is officially my favorite contouring powder. It might be a satin finish powder, but it is so versatile! D&G's Tan would be my next favorite contouring product for everyday use since that can actually be used as a blush. It just depends on your preferences, but both products should work on all fair and medium to medium tan skin tones! Happy shopping :)



P.S. I didn't even mention the limited edition gold Illusion D'Ombre from this collection because it was very sheer. It fell short of my expectations, for it was missing the lush mousse texture of the Mirifique or Epatant Illusion D'Ombres.

Makeup/Tools Used:
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Liquid Foundation in B30
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus
Tom Ford Brow Sculptor in Espresso
MAC Painterly Paint Pot as eyeshadow base
Chanel Harmonie du Soir Eyeshadow Palette with Sigma E45 Brush, Chanel 2 Brush [old]
Chanel Automatic Pen Liquid Liner in Black & Inglot AMC Matte Gel Liner in White with MAC 239
Velour Lashes in Lash in the City with Lancome Hypnose Drama WP Mascara
Chanel Notorious Sculpting Veil with Suqqu Cheek Brush
Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Narcisse with Shu Uemura 20h Cheek Brush
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in L'Impatience
Chanel Glossimer in Sweet Beige

Makeup Also Shown/Mentioned in Review:
Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Tan
Dolce & Gabbana The Blush in Tan

Shirt:
Victoria's Secret PINK V-Neck

Earrings:
JewelMint Forever Audrey

Lenses:
Clear prescription only

Hair:
No Styling

Friday, November 2, 2012

My October 2012 Favorites [Hits & Misses] + Video Details



Another Favorites episode! This one is a little longer than usual because I wanted to thoroughly review all the products. I also included a lot of permanent products since I will be busy with limited edition, seasonal collections this month! Also, please note: I am not trying to torture anyone by prolonging the release of my Chanel Holiday 2012 review + tutorial video. Chanel does not send me product, I had to wait for my Nordstrom store to receive the collection (always later than Chanel.com or other department stores on the East Coast). Then I actually use and test out the products as thoroughly as possible before I film a review.. otherwise, it would just be a first impressions video, right? I filmed the video the other day, and it still needs to be edited. I will have it uploaded on Monday evening! Thanks again for your patience.



Makeup/Jewelry Reviewed:
Ingot AMC Matte Gel Liners in 90 and 77 [Brown & Black, respectively]
Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Golden Mink
Urban Decay Vice Palette
Mabelline Volume Express Falsies Waterproof Mascara in Black
Lancome Hypnose STAR Mascara
Tom Ford Brow Sculptor in Espresso
Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer in Park Ave Princess
Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in Medium
Dolce & Gabbana The Blush in Tan
Chanel Sculpting Veil in Notorious
ASOS Stackable Chevron "Zig Zag" Enamel Rings, size S
ASOS Stackable Chevron "Zig Zag" Metal Rings, size S
DailyLook set of gold Chevron Bracelets

Makeup Worn:
YSL Teint Touche Eclat Foundation in B40
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus
Tom Ford Eyebrow Pencil in Espresso
Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Golden Mink
Inglot AMC Matte Gel Liner in 90 Brown
Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara
YSL Blush Radiance in 7
Chanel Sculpting Veil in Notorious
Le Metier de Beaute Lip Creme in Peche

Ring:
Daily Look

Lenses:
Clear Prescription Only

Nails:
Chanel Malice from Holiday '12

Shirt:
Victoria's Secret Cotton Lingerie Tee

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

My Must Have Acne-Fighting Products + Video Details


I put this video together for all those who struggle to control their acne! These products, which I use as necessary (not daily), have helped clear up the hormonal and environmental acne I have seen since moving up to a more humid climate. I highly recommend everything I reviewed in this video, but please keep in mind that everyone's skin is different so you may or may not see the same results as I have. Whatever happens, don't be discouraged and ultimately.. have patience!



Products Reviewed:
SK-II Clear Treatment Lotion [Discontinued, will be switching to their standard Essence later]
Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 10% Hydrating Gel
Peter Thomas Roth Maximum Complexion Correction Pads
DDF 5% Glycolic Exfoliating Face Wash
Clarisonic Mia Face Brush
Lancome Visionnaire Serum
Fresh Umbrian Clay Treatment Bar
Dior DiorSnow UV Shield Translucent SPF 50 Sunscreen

Makeup Worn:
YSL Teint Touche Eclat Foundation in B40
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus
Tom Ford Eyebrow Pencil in Espresso
Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Golden Mink
Inglot AMC Matte Gel Liner in 90 Brown
Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara
YSL Blush Radiance in 7
Chanel Sculpting Veil in Notorious
Le Metier de Beaute Lip Creme in Peche

Ring:
Daily Look

Lenses:
Clear Prescription Only

Nails:
Chanel Malice from Holiday '12

Shirt:
Victoria's Secret Cotton Lingerie Tee

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Dior Holiday 2012 Grand Bal Makeup Collection Review/Photos + Video Tutorial Details


Don't forget to follow me on Instagram for beauty updates! @RAEview

Hello, everyone! I wish this video's quality and lighting would have turned out better, but I recently bought a Nikon point and shoot and I am still learning my way around it. I love the results when I use my Canon 7D to film, but my Macbook Pro's OSX was recently updated and I ran into way too many compatibility issues. Canon, I love you but you need to keep up! The Nikon is a lot easier to use since it is a point and shoot, but the color quality is a bit dull and I need to play with lighting tools until I can find the perfect setup. I just barely became fluent with manually controlling all elements of the 7D, but now it is time to start over with the Nikon. I brought out more artificial lighting just to see how it would turn out, and I left the ISO on Auto mode to see if it was any good.. bad Bad BAD BADDD IDEA. The lighting was jumping all over the place, so I sincerely apologize for the wonky results! Plus, iMovie wouldn't allow me to render the video in HD. Sorry! I almost wanted to refilm it and upload it tomorrow, but I am so busy these days that I cannot afford to do that. Nonetheless, I hope you found the review and the additional pictures in the video helpful! I posted some of them here again (plus an extra) just in case you wanted to reference them.

P.S. I just purchased Chanel & YSL Holiday 2012 products, will start photographing them and testing them tomorrow.. and I have a special Tom Ford video coming up! Stay tuned, lovelies..



Makeup Worn/Used:
Burberry Sheer Cover Foundation
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-4 for blemishes
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus
Tom Ford Brow Sculptor in Espresso
MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
Dior Holiday Fairy Golds Eyeshadow Quint with MAC 239 & Sigma E35
Inglot Gel Liner in 90 with MAC Angled Liner Brush
Ardell Demi Wispies False Lashes with Maybelline Falsies WP Mascara
Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Park Ave Princess with Sigma F25
Dior 'Diorific' Lipstick in Diva

Nails:
Dior 'Diorific' Vernis in Lady [white]
Dior 'Diorific' Vernis in Diva [black with gold]


Earrings:
Forever 21

Shirt:
Victoria's Secret Pink

Lenses:
Clear Prescription ONLY


Dior Holiday '12 Picks:


I didn't mention it in the video review, but there is another palette in the Grand Bal collection. It has two gorgeously smooth, highly pigmented eyeshadows with two lip glosses in the palette, but I was not a fan of the lip products and it was quite expensive so I had to pass. If you love metallic eyeshadows and are willing to pay the hefty price tag, then this is definitely worth taking a look at.


Then we have the Night Golds palette, which I do not recommend. I purchased and used Fairy Golds in my tutorial, which I found to have smoother texture. The Night Golds was cohesive in color, but not as well executed as Fairy Golds. Night Golds's shadows were more patchy and flaky than what I have generally seen of Dior in the past few years. Fairy Golds might not be to everyone's taste, but Night Golds definitely isn't worth the price tag. Just my two cents :)

*Oops, this is what happens when I'm delirious. The Chanel lipstick swatch is Palpitante. Sorry!

And of course, here are the Diorific lip swatches. The model in the ad campaign was wearing Diorling, but I have enough deep red lipsticks. I wanted something brighter, so Diva was my pick!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tom Ford Beauty Eye Color Quad in Golden Mink Review, Photos, Swatches



As many of you know, one of my favorite eyeshadow palettes of all time is Tom Ford's Cognac Sable. Because I am so devoted to the palette, I was reluctant to try any of the others in fear that I would be disappointed. Golden Mink, however, is a more subtle alternative to Cognac Sable and I am happy to announce it is a lovely addition to my Tom Ford arsenal. I have been mixing and matching all eight of the shades, what a lovely natural pair. I will show you swatches after the jump!

Monday, October 22, 2012

How to Choose the RIGHT Lipstick Shades for You! + A Giveaway [Two $50 Gift Certificates]


Hello, everyone! This is a sort of an unusual video for me, but I HAD to bring this content and giveaway to you. Lipstick is very personal, we can all wear whatever colors we like. But what shades are the most flattering for your skintone? Unless I have a photo of you or have met you in person, it is really difficult for me to give you specifics. This YouBeauty.com quiz will help you determine what shades compliment your complexion most without having to play guessing games with me, and I will also be giving two $50 BeautySage.com gift certificates away to two lucky winners so that you can try new lipsticks! Best of luck you all, hope you enjoy :)



Makeup Worn:
Burberry Sheer Cover Liquid Foundation in 5
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus
Tom Ford Traceless Stick Foundation in 4 [as concealer]
Tom Ford Brow Sculptor in Espresso
Dior Holiday '12 Night Fairies Eyeshadow Quint
Inglot Matte Gel Liner in 90 with Ardell Demi Wispies
Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Park Ave Princess
Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Esiegle
Le Metier de Beaute Lip Creme in Peche

Tank Top and Earrings:
Forever 21

Lenses:
Clear Prescription ONLY

Nails:
Dior Holiday '12 Diva & Lady
*DIOR Holiday review coming WEDNESDAY, please hold all questions!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Tom Ford Nail Color in Viper Review, Photos, Swatches



We all know how much I adore Tom Ford Beauty. I have been a devotee since the original launch of his lipsticks, and the full launch of his ultra luxe cosmetics only made me that much more passionate about the products. The Viper nail polish has been on the top of my wish list for the past year. It is now the third Tom Ford nail polish to take its rightful place on my wall, and it looks every bit as sophisticated as I had anticipated. Please see my full review and photos after the jump!

Think Pink Collaborative Giveaway! Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness


In order to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, several YouTubers and I got together for an awesome giveaway! It isn't required that you donate to the Breast Cancer Research Fund to participate, but any donation of any size would be beneficial to further research that could lead to a cure. All the rules on how to enter can be found at the end of this post. Please make sure you read through all the guidelines before submitting your entries! Best of luck and hope you enjoy :)



Top 5 Pink Products Shown:
Swiffer 360 Duster - Breast Cancer Awareness Edition
Chanel Nail Polish in Frisson
Daily Look Pink Waist Buckle Belt
Bath & Body Works Cranberry Pear Bellini Candle
Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick in Rose Piquant

Makeup Worn:
Burberry Sheer Cover Foundation in 5
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in Light
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus
Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Park Ave Princess
Tom Ford Brow Sculptor in Espresso
Tom Ford Creme Eyeshadow in Platinum
Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Golden Mink
Maybelline Volume Express Falsies WP Mascara [NO FALSE LASHES TODAY!] :D
Lancome Artliner in Noir (Black)
Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick in Rose Piquant

Hair:
Natural, no styling
Air dry

Tank:
Victoria's Secret

Nails:
Julep Melissa on all nails
Sally Hansen Gentle Glossom layered on middle fingers
Julep Portia Glitter layered on pinky fingers

Lenses:
Clear prescription [no color]


PLEASE READ ALL GIVEAWAY RULES BELOW!
1. You must subscribe to all 6 YouTubers:
Emily: http://www.youtube.com/emilycaroline87
Erin: http://www.youtube.com/mssmalltownbeauty
Jenny: http://www.youtube.com/misojenny
Jess: http://www.youtube.com/jessicalee422
Lindy: http://www.youtube.com/bubzbeauty
Rae: http://www.youtube.com/raeview

2. Be 18 years + or have parental permission!

3. This is open internationally!

4. You may enter THREE different ways:
a) COMMENT - 1 winner: You can comment only ONCE on each of our channels. You can enter UP TO 6 times (one per channel). Comment a response to these two questions: a) What is your favorite pink item? b) what can you do to spread breast cancer awareness?
b) VIDEO RESPONSE - 2 winners: You can make a video response telling us what your top 5 pink products are. You can make up to one video response PER channel. If you are making multiple videos for different channels, they must have different products. The video must be less than 7 minutes long and MUST be a video response to one of the six channels (or else we won't be able to find it). Please name your video "Beauty Gurus Think Pink Giveaway Entry" and in the infobar, provide a link to the giveaway video (of the person you are doing a video response for).
c) DONATION WINNER - 2 winners: You can make as much of a donation as you'd like. Each donation (no matter how big or small) is worth one entry. Visit http://www.fundraiseforbcrf.org/beautygurusthinkpink to donate to the general event donation. Screen shot your donation confirmation letter and email it to bubblesandbeautyblog@gmail.com with your youtube username for confirmation. You may also donate to your own breast cancer awareness cause as well if you do not want to donate to the organization we chose. Just screen shot your donation confirmation letter and email it to bubblesandbeautyblog@gmail.com with your youtube username for confirmation.

5. This giveaway/contest will last for two weeks beginning Oct 11, 2012 and ending on Oct 25, 2012, 10pm EST and each winner will be chosen at random.

Prizes:
-Comment Winner (1 winner): Sephora Give Me Some Lip Set, OPI pink of hearts polish set
-Video Response Winners (2 winners): Laura Mercier Lip Glace, OPI pink of hearts polish set, Stella and Dot Hope Bracelet
-Donation Winners (2 winners): Shiseido Power of Pink Lip Lacquer, OPI pink of hearts polish set, Bobbi Brown Pink Peony Set, Bean Stock Soap, Stella and Dot Scarf, Prismera Design Hope Necklace


FIND US!
Emily:
youtube: http://www.youtube.com/emilycaroline87
twitter and instagram: emilycaroline87
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/EmilyCaroline87/258066830873258

Erin:
youtube: http://www.youtube.com/mssmalltownbeauty
twitter: smalltownbeauty
instagram: erine123
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/erin.mssmalltownbeauty

Jenny:
youtube: http://www.youtube.com/misojenny
twitter: misojenny
instagram: misojenny
blog: misojenny.com
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Misojenny

Jess:
youtube: http://www.youtube.com/jessicalee422
twitter and instagram: jessicalee422
blog: http://bubblesandbeauty.blogspot.com/
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jessicalee422

Lindy:
youtube: http://www.youtube.com/bubzbeauty
twitter: bubzbeauty
instagram: itsbubz
blog: bubzbeauty.com
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ItsBubz?ref=ts

Rae:
youtube: http://www.youtube.com/raeview
twitter & instagram: raeview
blog: theraeviewer.com
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Thursday, October 4, 2012

False Eyelash 101 - What Lashes I Love, How I Apply Them, How to Remove/Clean Them, Etc.


These days, I've been trying to wade through subscriber requests (if you haven't noticed)! I saw this one more and more often recently, so I tried to cover all the major topics and questions about false lashes that I saw in the comments. The video is longer than I expected or wanted, but I hope it helps. If you don't want to know what my go-to false eyelashes brands/styles are, then go ahead and skip to 4:41 to watch just the tutorial and the tips bit!




Tools Used:
Revlon Slant Tweezers
Brow/Facial Hair Beauty Scissors
DUO Waterproof Lash Glue [Dark Tone from CVS]
NARS Larger Than Life Pencil Eyeliner in Via Veneto
Shu Uemura Lash Curler [Buy through the official SU site HERE!]
Red Compact - Kevyn Aucoin listed above!


Make-up Worn:
Burberry Sheer Cover Foundation in 05
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Medium Plus
Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Park Ave Princess
Cle de Peau Brow Pencil with Chanel Brow Kit [discontinued]
Lancome Artliner in Black and Tom Ford Platinum Cream Eyeshadow
NARS Larger Than Life Pencil Eyeliner in Via Veneto
Maybelline Volume Express The Falsies Waterproof in Black
Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in Medium
Burberry Cheek Colour in Peony
Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stains in Cherish and Charm
Lancome Juicy Tube Lip Gloss in Daiquiri

Tank:
Lululemon Scoopneck Tank in Flash

Lenses:
Clear Prescription [not colored]

Earrings:
Jewelmint Forever Audrey

Nails:
Essie Bahama Mama
Deborah Lippmann Good Girl Gone Bad [on pink fingers only]

Monday, October 1, 2012

My Fall Fashion Haul! Complete with Shoes & a Giveaway + Video Details


Hello, everyone! I was requested to do more fashion hauls, so I hope you enjoy this video.. I showcased the several clothing pieces and shoes that I've acquired besides all the Lululemon in the past two months ;) Thanks so much for all your suggestions and support. I will try to put together a Fall Lookbook this month if the crazy heat wave here settles down and if I can get Tammy's brother to film it for me! Hope you enjoy the giveaway!



Clothes Shown (Links are not affiliated) -
1. RVCA Fleece Colors Zip Hoodie in Worn Brick/Red Valley in XS
       *Check Hautelook regularly for the sales! Otherwise, check Dr. Jays HERE!
2. DailyLook Contrast Motorcycle Jacket in S
       *Check it out being worn HERE!
3. Joie Top in 'Tevy' in Purple, XS
       *Available in White on Shopbop HERE! Call your local Nordstrom for purple, sold out online :(
4. Bailey 44 'Viva' Stripe Top in XS
       *Also in Black/Grey from Nordstrom HERE!

5. DailyLook Sleeveless Bejeweled Collar Top in S
       *Only size M available now! Get it while you can HERE!

6. BCBGMaxAzria 'Sophie' Bandage Skirt in Light Aqua, XS
       *All sizes except XXS available, get it now before it's gone again HERE!

Shoes from Shoemint.com
1. Shoemint Kristin in Aztec Print in Size 6
2. Shoemint Hillary in Herringbone in Size 6


Make-up Worn:
YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation in B40
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus
Tarte Matte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Park Ave Princess
Shisiedo Natural Brow Pencil in Natural Black
MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in Ready, Set, Green
Urban Decay Eyeshadows in Loaded, Lost, and Vanilla
Maybelline Volume Express Falsies WP Mascara in Brownish Black
Lancome Artliner in Noir & Velour False Lashes by TDotOhh
Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in Medium
Burberry Sheer Cheek Colour in Peony
Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Camellia

Tank Top Worn:
Lululemon No Limits in Pink

Nails:
Butter London Sprog
Zoya Jo on ring fingers only

Hair:
Blow-dried and slept on

Contacts:
Clear Prescription

Friday, September 28, 2012

My September Favorites [with Hits & Misses] + Video Details


This is a longer Favorites episodes, just because there have been so many wonderful new product launches! I even threw in a couple less-expected items to mix things up as well, hope you guys enjoy the variety. The products shown list below mirrors the order in which products were reviewed in the video, so you may skip as necessary. Thanks so much for watching and supporting the channel! <3 p="p">



Products Shown:
Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation [I use 4.5 and 6.5 mixed]
YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation in B40
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Medium1
Chanel New Rouge Allure Lipsticks in Palpitante, Pimpante, Gracile [Full review HERE]
Chanel Glossimer in Volupte
Lorac TANtalizer Lip Gloss in Raoul
Lorace Wild for TANtalizer Eyeshadow Palette
Velour Lashes in TDotOh [worn] and Lash in the City
Navy School Skater Skirt by Mustard Seed from DailyLook
   **Purchase the skirt here [non-affiliate link]: http://bit.ly/wZEl0s
Kiehl's Rosa Arctica Lightweight Cream
Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 50
Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR Colors - Ready Set Green, Test My Teal, Blue On By, Fuchsia Fever
Glossybox August Box - Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Taint, Ellis Faas Milky Lips in L204, Ole Henriksen Truth Serum sample


Makeup Worn:
Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation [4.5 and 6.5 mixed]
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus
Shiseido Natural Brow Pencil in Natural Black + Chanel Brow Kit [discontinued]
MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
Inglot Purple Eyeshadows - 440 Pearl, 379 Matte, 491 DS
  **I like Inglot, want to purchase more.. but eyeshadow base is required and they tend to be powdery
Lancome Artliner and Hypnose Drama WP Mascara
Armani Waterproof Smooth Silk Eye Pencil in Brown
Velour False Eyelashes in TDotOh
Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Bronzer in Park Princess Avenue
Chanel Rouge Allure in Gracile and Lorac TANtalizer Gloss in Raoul

Lenses:
Clear Prescription only, no color

Nails:
Butter London Come to Bed Red
China Glaze Ruby Pumps on ring fingers only


Hair:
Hot Tools 1.5 inch Gold Curling Iron


Tank Top:
Lululemon Power Y Tank [not available anymore]

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Nail Polish Galore! Collection Review + Video Details


Hello, everyone! I told myself I would never film another nail polish collection video after the first one that I took down because of all the horrid comments and the lack of visibility of the actual polishes, but I received a flood of requests for this video recently so I gave in today and filmed it. The nail polish racks are from Amazon.com, seller Beauticom and I've linked you to the product HERE (not an affiliate link). They lowered the price since I purchased them! Also, please note this video took me over 6 hours just to edit, so please watch it in HD and full screen to see the details of the polishes :)
I do wish I could have posted swatches of each of the colors, but applying all of these colors to my nails would be an incredibly daunting task. It would take me several weeks, if not months, to swatch all these polishes and I simply do not have the time at the moment. I did mention all my favorites, so I hope you give them a try!



Make-up Worn:
YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation in B40
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus
Tarte Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess
Cle de Peau Eyebrow Pencil in 204 [See full review HERE]
MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
Tom Ford Cream Eyeshadow in Platinum
Tom Ford Eyeshadow Quad in Cognac Sable
Lancome Artliner in Black
NARS Long Wear Eyeliner in Via Veneto
Armani ETK Waterproof Mascara in Black
Ardell Wispies False Eyelashes
Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick in Palpitante [See full review & more swatches HERE]

Lenses:
Clear prescription lenses (no color)

Shirt:
Victoria's Secret PINK V-neck

Nails:
Chanel Pirate

Friday, September 21, 2012

Armani Fall 2012 Makeup Collection + Maestro Foundation Review Video Details


Finally, the time to review Armani's Fall 2012 makeup is here! It has been a long process of waiting for the new Maestro 'Fusion' foundation to be shipped to me, but it was totally worth it.. so worth it that I bought a second bottle. Now I can match my skin regardless of how fair I get in the winter or how tan I get in the winter! I can use rich hydrating creams under it, and it doesn't accentuate pores. What's not to love? The review is long because I don't get around to reviewing Armani products much. I wanted to be thorough, even more so than usual ;) Just keep in mind the tutorial starts at 10:29. Feel free to skip the review if you're just interested in seeing how the foundation applies!



Makeup Worn/Used in Tutorial:
Armani Maestro Foundation in 4.5 and 6.5
Armani Maestro Eraser in 3
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Warm Natural
Shiseido Natural Brow Pencil in Natural Black
Armani Eyes to Kill Eyeshadow in 24 and 25 [with random Crown Blending Brush]
Armani Eyes to Kill WP Smooth Silk Eye Pencil in Brown
Armani Eyes to Kill WP Mascara in Black
Velour Lashes in TDotOhh
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus
Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium
Armani Blush in 2 with Shu Uemura 20H Brush
Armani Rouge d'Armani Sheer Lipstick in P505

Earrings:
Pearl Studs

Shirt:
Splendid [Nordstrom]

Nails:
Deborah Lippmann Call Me Irresponsible

Lenses:
Clear Prescription Lenses only [no color] - do I even have to continue writing this anymore?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

What's In My Bag Tag + Video Details


Yesterday on twitter, I asked my followers if they would like to see a What's In My Bag Tag video or a Favorite False Lashes video. I'm sure you've guessed by the title of this post that the former won! I will film the False Lashes video later this month because the Armani Fall 2012 video is next, finally!

But today, I'm going to review the purse that I have been carrying all too often this year (since I only own a total of 3 bags, I get a lot of use out of all of them). I hope you enjoy the video and taking a sneak peek into my clutter-free bag!



Purse:
Louis Vuitton Eva Clutch/Crossbody in Monogram

Purse Contents:
Chanel Sunglasses [Model # has been worn down but it looks like 5152]
Lancome Translucence Mattifying Sheer Pressed Powder in 300 Bisque
Clear and Clear Oil Blotting Sheets [from Target or WalMart]
1-Day Acuvue Moist Contact Lenses
Listerine Fresh Burst PocketPack Breath Strips
Benefit Ultra Plush Lipgloss in Bella Bamba or Coralista


Makeup Worn:
Armani Maestro Foundation in 4.5 and 6.5
Armani Maestro Eraser in 3
Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in Medium
Dior Matte Bronzer in Honey Matte 02 (Discontinued)
Stila Jewel Eye Shadow Palette
Velour Lashes in TDotOhh
NARS Long Wear Eye Liner in Via Veneto
Armani Eyes to Kill WP Mascara in Black
Chanel Rouge Allure in Pimpante
Chanel Glossimer in Volupte

Shirt:
Victoria's Secret Cotton Lingerie

Nails:
Deborah Lippmann Call Me Irresponsible

Lenses:
Clear Prescription lenses [not color contacts]

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Color [New/Reformulated] Lipstick Swatches + Review


Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom.com

The Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick range has recently been reformulated and I just wanted to update everyone with a quick post of swatches, since they are apparently scarce at the moment! You can purchase them through Nordstrom HERE. And no, that is not an affiliate link. Swatches after the jump :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Top 10 Products I Would Repurchase Tag Video Details


Hello, everyone! I am very excited to bring you this video because I have received multiple requests for videos like this in the past. I realize it is a quite a long video, but I wanted to be as thorough as possible!  15 products in less than 19 minutes with an intro and closing isn't too shabby, right? I hope you guys find this helpful and less overwhelming! This is basically a Holy Grail/All-Time Favorites products video <3 p="p">


Top 5 Products I Have Already Repurchased [INTRO]:
DUO False Lash Adhesive in Dark Tone
Lancome Artliner in Black
Shu Uemura Lash Curler
Lancome Hypnose Drama WP Mascara in Black
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24HR Foundation in 320W

10 Products I Would Repurchase:
Chanel Glossimers in Volupte & Constellation
Giorgio Armani Waterproof Silk Eyeliners in Black & Brown
    *mentioned: NARS Via Veneto black eyeliner
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powder in Medium Plus
Cargo blu_ray Pressed Powder in 30
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Warm Natural
Dolce & Gabanna The Blush in Tan
Guerlain Terracotta Mineral Bronzer in 2 Medium
Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in 65 Espiegle
Tom Ford Eyeshadow Quad in 2 Cognac Sable
YSL Glossy Stain in 9



Makeup Worn:
Tom Ford Traceless Liquid Foundation in 05 Natural
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powder in Medium Plus
Cargo blu_ray Pressed Powder in 30
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Warm Natural
Shiseido Natural Brow Pencil in Natural Black
Tom Ford Creme Shadow in Platinum
Tom Ford Eyeshadow Quad in 2 Cognac Sable
Lancome Hypnose Drama WP Mascara in Black
Lancome Artliner in Black with Ardell 305 Accent Lashes
Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in 65 Espiegle
Guerlain Terracotta Mineral Bronzer in 2 Medium
Chanel Rouge Allure Intense in 90 Pimpante
Chanel Glossimer in Volupte

Earrings:
JewelMint Forever Audrey

Tank:
C&C Solid Tank with Pocket

Lenses:
Clear prescription only [not color/circle lenses]

Nails:
French Gel Manicure [salon] with Tom Ford Dominatrix on left pinky finger

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Updated Travel Makeup Bags - Las Vegas Edition Video Details


Hello, everyone! I am going to Las Vegas this weekend, so I figured it was perfect timing for this requested video. I am actually not a fan of Vegas because I'm not big on the clubbing scene (too hot and cramped), I don't drink much anymore (too many empty calories), and I'm not a gambler (too much wasted money), but I'm going to keep my best friend company because she has a conference to attend! Friends can't let friends be lonely in Sin City. And Vegas has great food.. you guys know how much I love good food! I'm going to try to track down some macarons, mmm. Anyway, I hope this video was helpful for those who requested it!



Products Reviewed:
Marc Jacobs Pretty Nylon Cosmetics Pouch
Dior DiorSnow Translucent SPF 50 Sunscreen
Benefit How to Look the Best at Everything Kit in Medium from Sephora
Sigma Paris Palette
Lancome GWP Makeup Pouch
Velour Lashes in Lash in the City
Shu Uemura 20H Cheek Brush
D&G The Blush in Tan
Duo Lash Glue in Dark Tone
Shu Uemura Lash Curler in Gold - LE
Maybelline The Falsies Waterproof Mascara
Shiseido Natural Brow Pencil in Natural Black
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack with Smashbox Arched Liner Brush
Hourglass Opaque Rouge in Canvas
Armani Sheer Lipstick in 36
Chanel Gloss Fluo in Pop
Sigma Make Me Cool Duo Fibre Face Brush
Benefit Watt's Up Highlighter sample from Little Black Bag

Makeup Worn:
Burberry Sheer Foundation in 05
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Medium Plus
Shiseido Natural Brow Pencil in Natural Black
Maybelline Stiletto Liquid Eyeliner in Brownish Black
Maybelline The Falsies Waterproof Mascara & Red Cherry Lashes in 1
Tom Ford Cream Eyeshadow in Platinum
Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow in Almond
Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Armani Sheer Lipstick in 36
Chanel Gloss Fluo in Pop


Blouse:
Banana Republic



Earrings:
JewelMint Sugar Pop


Nails:
Gel Manicure - French


Ring:
Stella and Dot Sidewinder

Lenses:
Clear Prescription Lenses only [no color]

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Benefit Beauty Gift with Little Black Bag


Good morning, everyone! I hope everyone had a lovely Labor Day weekend. To kick off our return to reality, I bring you mini reviews of 9 awesome Benefit Beauty samples and a little shopping haul from Little Black Bag! With every LBB bag order this month, you will receive a Benefit beauty bonus.. and trust me, these samples are definitely worth trying. Benefit is one of my favorite beauty brands, take advantage of this opportunity to receive a deluxe sample!



Make-up Worn:
Burberry Sheer Liquid Foundation in 05
Benefit Hello Flawless Powder Foundation in Honey
Dolce & Gabbana The Blush in Tan
Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Graphite Ink
Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Skinny Jeans
Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow in Almond
Lancome Artliner in Noir/Black
Lancome Hypnose Drama WP Mascara
Velour False Lashes in T Dot Ohhh
Guerlain Rouge G L'Extrait Lipstick in Paresse

Necklace:
RJ Graziano Wood Spike Statement Necklace from Little Black Bag

Ring:
Kenneth Cole NY Cascade Stretch Ring

Lenses:
Clear Prescription Only, no color

Nails:
Gel Manicure, French white tips

Tank:
Theory Len

Benefit Samples Reviewed:
It's Potent Eye Cream
Stay Don't Stray Eye Primer
That Gal Brightening Face Primer
Benefit POREfessional Face Primer
They're Real Mascara
Bad Gal Lash Mascara
Watt's Up
Sunbeam
See and Be Seen Sasha Eau de Toilette

Friday, August 31, 2012

Cle De Peau Eyebrow Pencil Review, Photos, Swatches


I announced on Twitter recently that I had discovered a new holy grail eyebrow product. This formula is PERFECTION! So much so that I wrote it in caps. I have very thin, short yet stubborn brow hairs, and it is difficult to find a grey pencil to match the color of my brows as well as work with the texture of my hairs. The only caveat? The price. But look below! My brows look full (nearly impossible to achieve these days) and natural. Continue reading to see why I love this product so...


Thursday, August 30, 2012

August Favorites [Hits & Misses for Foundation/Skin and Color] + Video Details


August has just flown by, but my, has it been a month full of memories! I am looking forward to cooler weather in September and maybe a break from buying makeup. As much as I love makeup, keeping up with the collections for my blog becomes overwhelming sometimes. I have also been lax with working out, I've just been eating healthier (though I could eat even healthier to cut more fat).. so I need to head to the gym every day like I used to. M-F, no more excuses! Hope you guys have had a great month of August, too! Let's look forward to September together ;)



Products Reviewed:
Burberry Velvet Foundation in 206 [NEW]
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24HR Foundation in 320W
YSL Teint Touche Eclat Foundation with SPF 19 in B40
Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water [Travel Size from Sephora]
Bioderma Sensibio H20 Cleansing Water [Full Size from YesStyle]
*Mentioned: Lancome Hypnose Drama Waterproof Mascara
Maybelline The Falsies Volume Express Waterproof Mascara 
Maybelline The Falsies Flared Volume Express Waterproof Mascara
Burberry Sheer Eyeshadows in Dark Sable and Almond
Palladio SilkFX Eyeshadow Palette in Herbal [from Sally's Beauty Supply]
Smashbox Arched Eyeliner Brush
e.l.f. Arched Eyeliner Brush
Sigma Eyeliner Brush E11
Shu Uemura Pony/Squirrel Cheek Brush 17 [Asia Exclusive from YesStyle]
Shu Uemura Pony Cheek Brush 20 [From the Shu Uemura site]
Benefit Ultra Plush Gloss in Coralista
Chanel Gloss Fluo de Chanel in Pop [Unfortunately discontinued]
Hourglass Opaque Rouge in Canvas 930
Guerlain Rouge G L'Extrait Long Wearing Lipstick in Avarice

Lenses: 
Clear Prescription Only [they are NOT color contacts]

Shirt:
J. Crew

Ring:
YSL Arty

Earrings:
JM Audrey

Makeup Worn:


Make-up Used:
Burberry Velvet Foundation in 206 with Beauty Blender sponge
     *207 is much too dark on me (near NC40), the shades jump a lot.. best to get matched in person!
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Warm Natural
MAC Mineralize SkinFinish in Medium Plus with Sephora Bronzer Brush
Dolce & Gabbana The Blush in Tan with Shu Uemura 20 Cheek Brush
MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow in Dark Sable with Shu Uemura 10f Kolinksky Brush
Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow Almond with Sephora Blender Blush & Sigma E36
Burberry Sheer Eyeshadows in Pale Barley and Mulberry
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack with Smashbox Arched Eyeliner Brush
Lancome Hypnose Drama Waterproof Mascara & Model 21 False Lashes in 35
Burberry Natural Glow Cheek Color in Peony with Bobbi Brown Blush Brush
Burberry Lip Mists in Feather and Copper
     *The baby sample size came in a Glossybox!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Burberry Fall 2012 - My Top Picks + Video Review/Tutorial Details


Ahh, Burberry.. so classic. You have to try at least one of their eyeshadows. I wear my Almond with nearly every eyeshadow look that requires a brown. And I will forever be excited to see any eye shadows they release in the future. The newest three releases this fall were beautifully done, as expected. Dark Sable is a staple - deep, dark brown that can be used wet as liner. Mulberry looks much more berry in the pan than on my eyes, but it gives me an excuse to use Rosewood more often! I love Rosewood, but it just doesn't look good alone on my eyes. The last color to be released this fall, a shimmery white, was not spectacular enough for me to splurge on, so I stuck to the two that I really loved. Anyway, the tutorial is a bit longer than usual because of the liner bit. The product reviews are at first, as usual! Enjoy :)



Foundations Mentioned in Review:
Burberry Sheer Foundation in 05
Burberry Velvet Foundation in 206 [NEW]
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24HR Foundation in 320W
YSL Teint Touche Eclat Foundation with SPF 19 in B40

Make-up Used:
Burberry Velvet Foundation in 206 with Beauty Blender sponge
     *207 is much too dark on me (near NC40), the shades jump a lot.. best to get matched in person!
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Warm Natural
MAC Mineralize SkinFinish in Medium Plus with Sephora Bronzer Brush
Dolce & Gabbana The Blush in Tan with Shu Uemura 20 Cheek Brush
MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow in Dark Sable with Shu Uemura 10f Kolinksky Brush
Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow Almond with Sephora Blender Blush & Sigma E36
Burberry Sheer Eyeshadows in Pale Barley and Mulberry
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack with Smashbox Arched Eyeliner Brush
Lancome Hypnose Drama Waterproof Mascara & Model 21 False Lashes in 35
Burberry Natural Glow Cheek Color in Peony with Bobbi Brown Blush Brush
Burberry Lip Mists in Feather and Copper
     *The baby sample size came in a Glossybox!

Shirt:
J.Crew The Boy Shirt in Linen

Earrings:
JewelMint Forever Audrey

Lenses:
Clear prescription only

Nails:
Gel Manicure in 31

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

TAG: Watch Me Get Ready [My Flirty and Fun Happy Hour Look]


This isn't a typical Watch Me Get Ready tag video, I think.. I assume a lot of other girls show themselves trying to decide what outfit to actually wear, right? I am not sure because I have to admit, I haven't seen any of these videos. But basically, I try to get away with wearing Lululemon everywhere (until my friends demand that I change LOL) so otherwise, I usually just throw on tees and jeans or a casual dress if it is very hot out (because I'm lazyyyy). Whichever way you decide to spin it, though, I love these retro full curls achieved with hot rollers and the bright pop of green in the mostly neutral eye look. It's fun, it's whimsical, and I hope it will give you new ideas to try out when you get ready! Wear it on a date, to a party or dance, or on your picture day at school :)



Hair Styling Products:
Conair 20 Multi-sized Hot Rollers Set
Conair Hair Brush [soft handle] - purchased at CVS
Shu Uemura Art of Hair Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil

Make-up Products Used/Worn in the Tutorial:
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24HR Foundation in 320W
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Medium Plus
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Warm Natural
MAC Painterly with Sigma F70 Brush
MAC Fluidline in Dipdown with MAC 263 Brush
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack with Smashbox Arched Liner #21 Brush
Sigma Beauty Paris Palette (Orsay & Versailles Eyeshadows with Peche Blush)
    *with E55 & F40 Brushes, Get $10 OFF with code PARIS2012! Purchase it HERE!
Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow in Almond with Sephora Blending Brush #29
Lancome Hypnose Drama Waterproof Mascara in Black
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler [LE - Gold Edition]
Princess False Lashes in Style 113 [Box of 10]
Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Canvas

Shirt:
C&C California [very old]

Earrings:
JewelMint Forever Audrey

Lenses:
Clear prescription only [NOT circle or colored lenses]

Friday, August 17, 2012

Waterproof and Transfer-Resistant Make-up: My Holy Grail Picks! + Video Details


Again, I understand summer is almost over but life has been hectic so I apologize for the tardiness of this video. BUT there are people who live in humid climates all year round and there are people with oily skin who are looking for the best waterproof products regardless of the season.. so ladies and gentlemen, this video is for you! Enjoy <3 p="p">



Make-up Shown:
Dior DiorSnow SPF 50 Sunscreen
Benefit Hello Flawless! Powder Foundation with Sephora Contour Blush/Bronzer 43 Brush
Dior Mat Bronzer SPF 20 in Honey Matte
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24HR Foundation in 320W
**Mentioned but not shown: YSL Teint Resist Foundation
Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer in Medium
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
YSL Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils in 4 Sea Black
MAC Liquidlast Liner in Black
Lancome Artliner Waterproof in Gold Passion
Giorgio Armani Waterproof Eye Pencil in 2 Brown
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Eyeshadow in 25
Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick Colour in Khaki
Make Up Forever Aqua Cream in 15
Make Up Forever Aqua Cream in 5
Make Up Forever HD Blush in 7
Lancome Hypnose Drama WP Mascara
L'Oreal Infallible Lip Colour in 399 Beyonce's Red
YSL Glossy Stain in 8


Make-up Worn:
Dior DiorSnow SPF 50
Benefit Hello Flawless! Powder Foundation
Dior Mat Bronzer SPF 20 in Honey Matte
Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Pink Explosion
Shisiedo Natural Brow Pencil in Natural Black
Lancome Artliner in Noir [Black]
Lancome Hypnose Drama WP Mascara
Armani Eyes to Kill Eyeshadow in 25
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil in Mildew
Majina False Eyelashes in 2011
Guerlain Rouge G L'Extrait in Avarice

Shirt:
James Perse

Lenses:
Clear Prescription

Earrings:
Jewelmint Forever Audrey

Nails:
Gel Manicure in color 31 [done at salon]

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Summer Top 5 Nail Polish Picks!



Hello, everyone! I took a short break to move, if you guys haven't noticed. I try to upload twice a week, but my videos were just thrown off by the "getting settled in" shenanigans. We are almost done moving in, just the final finishing touches left to take care of! I will still upload on Friday, so be prepared for the Summer waterproof and water resistant make-up products! I know that video is highly requested and I'm sorry not for having uploaded it sooner, life has just been way too hectic. Anyway, swatches are at the end of the video. Enjoy!



Nail Polishes Reviewed:
Chanel Island [from Nordstrom or any premiere department store]
Butter LONDON Slapper [from Ulta, Nordstrom]
Essie Lacquered Up [from Ulta, CVS, Nordstrom]
Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream [from Nordstrom or any premiere retailer]
Shu Uemura Ray Green [from YesStyle.com only]

Nail Polish Worn:
Chanel Frenzy from Fall 2012

Dress:
Soft Joie

Lenses:
Clear Prescription

Jewelry:
JewelMint Darling Audrey Earrings
JewelMint Always Astoria Necklace

Make-up Worn [Chanel Fall 2012 - Please watch the video below for the tutorial!]:
YSL Teint Resist Foundation in 6
YSL Touche Eclat in 8
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Medium Plus
Bobbi Brown Graphite Ink and MAC Painterly
NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base
Lancome Hypnose Drama Waterproof Mascara with Majina #2011 Lashes
Chanel Rives Eyeshadow Quad with Sephora Blending Brush 29
Chanel Ombre Essentielle Eyeshadows in Complice and Eclaire
Chanel Ecriture de Chanel Automatic Liquid Liner in Black
Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Rose Explosion with Shu Uemura 17 Blush Brush
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in Ruban Rose
Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Caprice


Thursday, August 9, 2012

July 2012 Favorites [Hits & Misses] Video Details


Back again with another favorites edition! I just really wanted to get the YSL Fall make-up video up first, pushing this video back.. hope it wasn't too much of a distraction from your regular video viewing schedule! This edition was short, but I tried to be as thorough as possible. Again, PLEASE hold the comments about going back to my camcorder, this is all temporary until I can figure out how to be farther from my Canon 7D and still be able to see what I'm doing! xo



Products Reviewed:
Cargo Blu_ray Powder in 30
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Medium Plus
Tom Ford Translucent Finishing Powder
Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara
Sigma F88 Flat Angled Kabuki & P88 Precision Flat Angled Brushes [Purchase them HERE]
Majina False Eyelashes in Model 2011 from YesStyle
JewelMint Always Astoria [Purchase it HERE]
Chanel Eyeshadow Quad in Rives

Make-up Worn:
Chanel Fall 2012 [See swatches of the products HERE]

YSL Teint Resist Foundation in 6
YSL Touche Eclat in 8
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Medium Plus
Bobbi Brown Graphite Ink and MAC Painterly
NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base
Lancome Hypnose Drama Waterproof Mascara with Majina #2011 Lashes
Chanel Rives Eyeshadow Quad with Sephora Blending Brush 29
Chanel Ombre Essentielle Eyeshadows in Complice and Eclaire
Chanel Ecriture de Chanel Automatic Liquid Liner in Black
Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Rose Explosion with Shu Uemura 17 Blush Brush
   *The Le Blanc Blush is called Fleur de Lotus, the Fall 2012 Blush is Rose Initiale. FdL is a neutral
      bright coral and the RI is a warm medium pink. They did not look spectacular on me, so I passed.
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in Ruban Rose
Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Caprice




Dress:
Soft Joie from Hautelook

Lenses:
Clear Prescription Only

Nails:
Chanel Frenzy from Fall 2012

Necklace:
JewelMint Always Astoria [Purchase it HERE]

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

YSL Fall 2012 Make-up Swatches and Tutorial + Review Video Details


Thanks for your patience, everyone! I know a lot of you wanted specific details for the make-up worn in my last video, but I did list "YSL Fall 2012" make-up for a reason.. you can always find press releases of any collection online! A little bit of Google will do you a whole lot of good. And you guys know by now that I rarely ever don a red/bright lip unless it's specifically from a collection! Anyway, I apologize for neglecting to add the swatches photo to the video.. I was distracted by Armageddon playing on the TV and caught the error too late. Sorry! At least it can be viewed here without any distractions. Hope you enjoyed the tutorial (even if it may be 'too close for comfort' for some of you to watch) and found the reviews helpful!



1. Terre Saharienne, Bronzer [NOT the Fall offering, wasn't available but it looks similar to this permanent item]
2. Pur Chromatics Eyeshadow Palettes in No. 10 and No. 11
3. Swatches of the gold, copper, and silver-pink Illuminators
4. Rouge Pur Couture Mat Lipsticks in Orange Imagine, Rouge Rock, Grenat Satisfaction

Make-up Worn/Used in Video:
YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation in B40 with Sigma F88 Brush [Buy HERE!]
YSL Touche Eclat in 8
YSL Dare to Glow Illuminator in 1 Tempting Gold
Dior Matte Bronzer in Honey Matte with Sigma F25 Brush
MAC Lingering Pencil and Coquette Eyeshadow with MAC 208 for Brows
By Terry Eye Primer in 002
YSL Pur Chromatics Eyeshadow Palette in No. 10
Model 21 Lashes in Model 35 and Lancome Hypnose Drama WP Mascara
Lancome Le Lipstique Lip Liner in Ideal
Rouge Pur Couture - The Mat in Orange Imagine

Reviewed but NOT Worn:
YSL La Laque Nail Lacquers in Khaki Arty and Rouge Expressioniste

Contacts:
NEO Extra Size Dolly in Brown from EyeCandyLens.com

My Nails:
Gel Manicure in Color 31 [Unsure of brand]
  *The only color I own that is similar is Butter London's Slapper [deeper and more green]

Friday, August 3, 2012

Skin Care Haul + Updated Skin Care Routine Video Details


Guess what everyone, I am finally learning how to film with my Canon 7D! It's been a major pain, and the entire video producing process from filming to transferring files to editing now takes me 3x longer, but it was worth it! I hope it's not too strange to look at my face so closely.. that will change once I get some more equipment :) Anyway, hope you enjoy this update on my skin care routine and make sure to take advantage of the 20% off coupon code [zxc12890] for Michael Todd True Organics skin care products if you're interested!



Products Reviewed/Shown:
Clarins One Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser with Orange Extract
Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Cottonseed
Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base
Michael Todd Honey and Oat Gentle Deep Pore Cleanser
Michael Todd Blue Green Algae Antibacterial Toner
SKII Facial Treatment Clear Lotion
Michael Todd Concentrated C Antioxidant Moisturizing Serum
Queen Helene's Mint Julep Masque
clean + easy Azulene Skin Calming Oil

Make-up Worn:
YSL Fall 2012 - Review + Tutorial coming in 1.5 weeks
MAC Lingering Pencil and Coquette Eyeshadow for Brows

Contacts:
NEO Extra Size Dolly in Brown from EyeCandyLens.com

Nails:
Gel Manicure in Color 31 [Unsure of brand]

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Chanel Fall 2012 Makeup Collection Review [with Swatches!] + Tutorial Video Details


Chanel does it again! The Fall 2012 offerings were indeed what beauty connoisseurs would deem "essentials." Nothing is limited edition except for the two Rouge Allure Extrait de Glosses in Caprice and Troublant. I posted swatches of most of the products in the Fall range at the bottom of this post! In the video, I also covered the limited edition, Asia-exclusive Chanel Le Blanc Collection (not to be confused with Chanel's newest skin care line) that is available at exclusively at Nordstrom for their Anniversary Sale. Watch the video and you'll see, you don't want to miss out! Happy shopping <3



Products Used/Worn:
YSL Teint Resist Foundation in 6
YSL Touche Eclat in 8
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Medium Plus
Bobbi Brown Graphite Ink and MAC Painterly
NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base
Lancome Hypnose Drama Waterproof Mascara with Majina #2011 Lashes
Chanel Rives Eyeshadow Quad with Sephora Blending Brush 29
Chanel Ombre Essentielle Eyeshadows in Complice and Eclaire
Chanel Ecriture de Chanel Automatic Liquid Liner in Black
Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Rose Explosion with Shu Uemura 17 Blush Brush
   *The Le Blanc Blush is called Fleur de Lotus, the Fall 2012 Blush is Rose Initiale. FdL is a neutral
      bright coral and the RI is a warm medium pink. They did not look spectacular on me, so I passed.
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in Ruban Rose
Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Caprice

Shown but not used in tutorial: Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Riviere
Shown and not reviewed: The Fall 2102 Highlighter.. passed because I really do not need another. Sorry! It was a finely milled, shimmery light gold powder. Beautiful but I couldn't justify it.

Nails:
Chanel Frenzy

Shirt:
H&M

Earrings:
Stella & Dot

Lenses:
Clear Prescription

And last, but not least.. swatches of most of the Fall 2012 Collection. I left out the eyeshadow quad, Premier Regard and Waterproof Liners because they're pretty straightforward.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

JewelMint July Haul + Giveaway [3 Winners!] Video Details



It has been ages since my last JewelMint giveaway, and there are some wonderful pieces I have been wearing a whole lot of recently in this haul! I love them so much, I am giving my subscribers the opportunity to win them.. the giveaway guidelines are listed toward the end of the video. There will be three winners, yes, THREE, and the giveaway is open internationally. Best of luck to everyone and enter as many times as you can for up to ONE WEEK! Enjoy <3



Jewelry Hauled:
Darling Audrey Earrings
Gold Swan Cuff
Precious Pearl Bracelet [bad apple of the bunch]
Always Astoria Necklace
You can sign up for and purchase JewelMint accessories HERE!

Make-up Worn:
Chanel Fall 2012 Products
[Tutorial and Full List will be posted on Friday, thanks for your patience!]

Shirt:
H&M

Nails:
Chanel Frenzy

Lenses:
Clear Prescription

Monday, July 23, 2012

Perfume Collection Video + My Top 3 Summer Fragrances


A lot of you have been asking to see my perfume collection, and I'm sorry it took so long to post this. Better late than never, right? I've had a couple of these since high school, and I don't necessarily wear them (like the DKNY), but they still smell good when I spray them on! That's why you should keep your fragrances cool and away from sunlight. I also have several other perfumes in storage, but I never wear them so I don't bother to display them. Anyway, hope you enjoy!



Parfums Reviewed [These are all Parfums, none are Eau de Toilettes]:
DKNY Be Delicious (Red Apple)
Serge Lutens Fleur D'Oranger and Nuit de Cellophane
Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom and Honey
Lancome Tresor Midnight Rose
Lanvin Eclat D'Arpege
Dior Addict (Pink)
Giorgio Armani Acqua D'Gioia
Lancome Tresor in Love
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
Versace Bright Crystal
Dolce & Gabanna Rose The One
Jo Malone Red Roses

Scented Body Creams Reviewed:
Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom and Honey Body Creme
Boots No.9 Nectarine Body Butter
Hanae Mori Body Creme
Laura Mercier Creme de Pistache Body Butter
Bath and Body Works Pink Sugarplum Body Butter

Make-up Worn:
Chanel Fall 2012 Products
[Tutorial and Full List will be posted on Friday, thanks for your patience!]

Shirt:
H&M


Earrings:
Stella & Dot


Nails:
Chanel Frenzy

Lenses:
Clear Prescription

Friday, July 20, 2012

My Updated Eyebrow Tutorial + Fave Brow Products Video Details



A lot of you guys were excited about seeing this video, so thanks very much for waiting patiently! I know not everyone is going love these brows as they do look darker and more defined. But I got a countless number of complaints about my normally filled in "natural" brows, since many of you felt they were too light. I'm hoping this will satisfy people on both ends of the opinion spectrum since I showed/included both brow styles.

I would have included filling in my brows with the MAC Coquette and MAC 208 brush, but I didn't want to wipe the first eyebrow to do so.. just start from the bottom of the brow and feather up. Don't use extra product on the front of the brow, use only what is leftover from finishing the arch.

Now, I have been tweezing and waxing. I raised my arches and if you're a beginner, I don't recommend you do this at home because most people generally end up overplucking. Go see a Benefit Beauty brow bar aesthetician (look reviews up on yelp.com before making your appointment) and tell them what you would like.

If you have no idea, then look up pictures of people with similar face shapes and features and discuss with the aesthetician what you like and dislike, so that you may agree on what will work best for you! Be honest and communicate assertively!! Good luck :)



Products Reviewed:
Shiseido Natural Brow Pencil in Natural Black
Shu Uemura Hard Formula 9 Brow Pencil in Stone Grey
Lioele Auto Eyebrow Pencil in 1
MAC Coquette with MAC 208 Brush
MAC Brow Pencil in Lingering
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Ash Blonde
Giorgio Armani Brow Defining Pencil in 3

Make-up Worn:
YSL Teint Resist Foundation in 6
Cargo Blu_ray Pressed Powder in 30
Dior Matte Bronzer in 002 Honey Matte
Benefit Boxed Blush in Sugarbomb
Shiseido Natural Brow Pencil in Natural Black
MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in NC30
Bobbi Brown Black Ink and Graphite Ink Gel Liners
MAC Paint Pot in Vintage Selection
Ardell Wispies False Eyelashes with Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Baked
Benefit Ultra Plush Glosses in Coralista
Chanel Glossimer in Constellation

Jewelry Worn:
JewelMint's Sugar Pop Earrings [Buy HERE]

Tank:
Aerie Racerback [old]

Hair:
Please refer to Voluminous Straight Hair Tutorial
Curled hair's ends in toward face with my 1" GHD Flat Iron

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

June Favorites [Hits & Misses] Video Details


Thanks for all your patience and support as I continue to make random appearances on YouTube! I promise I'm back full-time, though :) Here's to a great summer!



Products Shown:
Chanel Glossimer in Constellation
Benefit Ultra Plush Glosses in Coralista and Sugarbomb
Benefit Boxed Powders in Bella Bamba and Coralista
Dior Matte Bronzer in 002 Honey Matte
Make Up Forever Mat Bronzer in 4
Sigma Tapered Face Brush F25 [Buy HERE]
YSL Teint Resist Foundation in 6
Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara
Sally Hansen Color Quick Fast Dry Nail Polish Pen in Sand Shimmer


Make-up Worn:
YSL Teint Resist Foundation in 6
Cargo Blu_ray Pressed Powder in 30
Dior Matte Bronzer in 002 Honey Matte
Benefit Boxed Blush in Sugarbomb
Shiseido Natural Brow Pencil in Natural Black
MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in NC30
Bobbi Brown Black Ink and Graphite Ink Gel Liners
MAC Paint Pot in Vintage Selection
Ardell Wispies False Eyelashes with Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Baked
Benefit Ultra Plush Glosses in Coralista
Chanel Glossimer in Constellation

Jewelry Worn:
JewelMint's Sugar Pop Earrings [Buy HERE]

Tank:
Aerie Racerback [old]

Hair:
Please refer to Voluminous Straight Hair Tutorial
Curled hair's ends in toward face with my 1" GHD Flat Iron

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Jewelry & Gym Wear [JewelMint, Hello Berry/Etsy, Stella & Dot, Lululemon] Haul Video Details


Hello, everyone! I'm back with a haul video, since I haven't filmed one in ages.. to be honest, I really haven't purchased much make-up (just the bare minimum like false lashes and such) in the past month or so. That's why I just filmed this jewelry haul, for those of you who wanted to mix up your summer accessories, and clothing haul, for those of you who wanted to see what kind of clothing I wear to the gym. Lululemon, stop stealing my money! LOL Just kidding, Lulu gear is top notch. Hope you enjoy! <3



Haul List:
JewelMint Comeback Brixton, Sugar Pop, Lovely Audrey Earrings [Purchase HERE]
Hello Berry Smoothie Bracelets [White, Gold Swirl, Blue mini] from Etsy.com
Stella & Dot Renegade Cluster Bracelet in Gold [Available in Silver, too!]
Stella & Dot Serenity Necklace [12K gold platedchain]
Stella & Dot Sidewinder Ring [Rose Gold]
Lululemon Run: Swiftly Tech Racerback in Pop Orange
Lululemon Run: For Your Money Tank in Ray
Lululemon Presence Pant in Black
Lululemon Run: A Marathon Crop [Now discontinued, run to the stores before they're all gone!]

Make-up Worn [Very Little, Sorry!]:
Lancome Teint Idole 24HR Foundations in 250W and 410W
MUFE Mat Bronzer in 4
MAC Brow Pencil in Lingering
MAC LiquidLast Eyeliner in Black
Ardell Demi Wisipies False Eyelashes
Chanel Glossimer in Constellation

Shirt/Cardigan Worn:
Banana Republic Ruffled Tank [old]
Splendid Sheer Knit Stripe Cardigan in Cayenne [Nordstrom]

Lenses Worn:
Clear prescription only

Nails:
Shellac manicure

Thursday, June 21, 2012

May 2012 Favorites [Hits & Misses] Video Details


As promised, my late (better than never, right) May Favorites episode! It is long (as was requested and somewhat expected? LOL) so be prepared for lots of products! Some are new, some have been mentioned.. but I've been enjoying my favorites and I can't wait to show you guys more.. I'll be filming a waterproof/summer edition make-up guide full of my hot and humid weather make-up picks soon, for those curious! I will also be filming an updated eyebrow grooming and filling video and a jewelry haul + giveaway as well. Just figured I'd let you know what to expect :) Until then, enjoy!



Products Shown [In Order of Appearance]:
St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse with Tanning Mitt
CVS Night-time Make-up Removing Wipes
Boots No. 9 Nectarine Body Butter
Revlon Precision Lash Adhesive
Maybelline Drama Master Pencil Eyeliner
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack with Sigma E65 Eyeliner Brush
   *Save 10% off your Sigma order until June 30, '12 with code STAR2012! http://tinyurl.com/7vvvf2r
MAC LiquidLast Liner in Black
Lululemon Ultimate No Show Running Socks
Lululemon Groovy Thong
Benefit Boxed Blush in Bella Bamba
Tom Ford Traceless Foundation Stick in 03 Fawn
Urban Decay Palette - Walk of Shame, ABC Gum, Naked, Tease, Secret Service, Blackout
Phosphor Appear Watch in Black
Michael Kors Crysal Bezel Watch in Gold
Stella & Dot Renegade Cluster Bracelet in Gold

Make-up Worn:
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24HR in 250 Bisque + 410 Bisque
Tom Ford Traceless Foundation Stick in 03 Fawn
Cargo Blu_ray Pressed Powder in 30
MAC Brow Pencil in Lingering with MAC Eyeshadow in Coquette
Tom Ford Eyeshadow Quad in Cognac Sable with Urban Decay Naked
MAC LiquidLast Liner in Black with Ardell 120 Demi Wisipies
Lancome Hypnose Drama Waterproof Mascara
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Sin
Make Up Forever Matte Bronzer in 4
Guerlain Spring 2011 Noir G Blush
Chanel Glossimer in Constellation

Nails:
Gel French Manicure [Salon]

Tank:
Theory Len

Monday, June 18, 2012

Little Black Bag Haul + Giveaway Video Details


The Little Black Bag is an innovative shopping site, and I've been made a stylist! This means we can help each other shop and trade our products before they are shipped to us. But to make things even more fun, we decided to hold a giveaway for the Revel NY Amsterdam Tote ($328 Value) so click here to see all the entrance guidelines! Enjoy <3 https://www.littleblackbag.com/v/raeview



P.S. Please forgive me for the spotty absences. I'm back full time again and just made an appointment for the cable/internet company to come by and install the connection. Please let me know your video requests, my favorites for May will be uploaded this week!

Make-up Worn:
Benefit Hello Flawless Powder Foundation in I'm So Money, Honey
Chanel Summer 2012 Bronzer in Sable Beige
Shiseido Natural Brow Eyebrow Pencil in Natural Black
YSL Waterproof Cream Eyeliner in Sea Black
Ardel Demi 120 False Eyelashes
Chanel Glossimer in Jalousie

Tops:
Lululemon Run Chase Me Tank and Arise Sports Bra

Nails:
Chanel Rouge Carat


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